© Scott Anderson
Project Room: Susan Giles
Kavi Gupta Gallery is pleased to present the first solo exhibition at the gallery by Chicago-based artist Scott Anderson.
Scott Anderson's futuristic landscapes initially confront the viewer with an incomprehensible space that brings to mind the worlds dreamt up by science fiction with dark lunar skies, space ships, orbs, and bright otherworldly architecture. Though these seem like typical Sci-Fi images, on closer examination unlikely characters are revealed such as log cabins, wild animals, dream catchers, house plants, beer bottles, pyramids; all of the accumulated superfluous imagery of Anderson's database. These are fictional spaces that could almost be described as utopian though no people could actually live here. Animals have survived, and Neanderthals still roam these lost places.
The interior and exterior are interrupted, there is nothing solid, as each area of ground seems to melt into another abyss of color. There is no place to stand, no natural light or apparent horizon, and at once there is depth and flatness. Scale fluctuates across the painting leaving one no idea of space, time or dimension, though this instability is the crux of Anderson's paintings. He creates a cohesive solid environment from a chaotic configuration of space, which could only be dreamed up by the likes of a painter.
Scott Anderson (b. 1973) lives and works in Chicago, IL . Anderson has recently exhibited solo shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, Chicago Cultural Center, Miami University of Ohio, Oxford, OH; and Galerie Jean-Luc and Takako Richard in Paris, France. His work has also been included in exhibitions at the Cranbrook Art Museum, MI; P.P.O.W Gallery, NY; and Luckman Gallery, California State University, LA.
"Panzoomtilt" is a six-channel video installation that was previously exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art , Chicago in association with Universal Experience curated by Francesco Bonami. The installation categorizes more than fifty hours of travel video footage into sequences of motion. Collected from travelers ranging from package tourists to long-term backpackers, they have been edited into sequences of pans, zooms, and tilts. The disparate travel sites thus become unified sequences of motion that deemphasize the individual locations and undermine the personal narrative, disassociating the images from context and memory.
Susan Giles lives and works in Chicago, IL. Giles has exhibited solo exhibitions at Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, NY, and the South Bend Regional Museum of Art, Indiana. Her work has also been included in group exhibitions at the Cheekwood Museum, Tennessee , Renaissance Society, Chicago, Santa Monica Museum of Art and the Kunsthalle Goppingen, Germany. Her most recent solo exhibition at Kavi Gupta Gallery, a life size recreation of a portion of the Eiffel Tower, was reviewed in the May 2005 issue of Art Forum.
Exhibition: September 9 - October 15, 2005
Gallery hours: Tues-Fri 10am - 6pm, Sat 11am - 5pm
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